Stay at Martinhal Sagres
From your cosy villa, Algarve’s waves salute you. Golden sands trickle and change shape, sending their own allure. The kids spend the morning splashing in the pool. Shortly after, a plethora of activities fill their afternoon.Paddleboarding or surfing, which will it be today? Some days you join them. On others it is a chance to slip away to the spa. Either way, you regroup when the shades of sunset come. Reunited over scenic dinners, wonderful Portuguese wines begin to flow. You clink with your partner, your friends or spouse. This is what family holidays should be all about.
A 3-hour drive from Lisbon, or only 90 minutes from Faro Airport, Martinhal sits on a cliffside overlooking the sea. The Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve is right next door. Historic Sagres and Cape St Vincent, Europe’s most south-westerly point are also nearby.
The 37-room hotel is filled with warm interiors and water-facing terraces that spill out to sea. A variety of villas, apartments and townhouses are also available, ideal for families seeking 2-3 bedrooms or larger parties after a more mansion-style stay.
Who is it for
A whopping five Kids Clubs makes this THE best resort in Portugal for families. However, entertainment isn’t in short supply and plentiful for all ages, though the child-orientated vibe may not be as favoured by honeymooners.
Facilities & activities
There is much to do by way of activities, from cycling, horse riding and a wealth of watersports. The on-site spa is quite intimate. There’s also a tennis court and multiple pools. F&B services consist of beachside venues and a trendy, surf-style cafe bar.